NRIs appealed to pitch in for Mana Ooru – Mana Badi programme.


The State IT Minister Mr K T Rama Rao has appealed to the Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) from Telangana to contribute to the successful implementation of the prestigious Mana Ooru – Mana Badi programme.

Taking part in a virtual conference with the NRIs, he said the state had made rapid strides on all fronts. Those who once doubted the viability of a separate Telangana state are now taking note that it stands as an ideal state in the country.

The visionary chief minister Mr K Chandrasekhar Rao who has been focusing on improving every sector has now come up with a unique programme to overhaul all the government schools. The majority of the schools are in penury with dilapidated buildings sans any facilities. Education remains inaccessible to many poor still and those who can afford are preferring private schools.

To reverse this trend, Mr KCR has decided to introduce English medium education and also modernise all the schools with the latest equipment and facilities required for the students. It was decided to spend Rs 7,289 crore to modernise 26,000 government schools in a phased manner.

“It is the responsibility of every citizen to supplement the efforts of the government. Particularly the NRIs can do something in this regard. They can adopt the schools in their respective villages and contribute their might in turning them into temples of learning,” Mr KTR opined.

As per the government’s guidelines, those contributing Rs One crore can have the school named after them and those donating Rs 10 lakh can have a classroom named after them.

Soon a dedicated website will be launched through which the NRIs or local people can donate money to strengthen the schools.

Education minister Ms Sabitha Indra Reddy and others took part in the conference.


By Gollapudi Srinivasa Rao

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